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Total loan: $700

Tension Group

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Lunsar, Northern Province, Sierra Leone / Food

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A loan helped to buy fish, palm oil (the country’s most popular cooking oil), rice, etc. in bulk to add to her current stock.


Tension Group's story

In the photo are members of the “Tension” group. They are small-scale businesswomen based in Lunsar, a town in northern Sierra Leone. This is the first loan these entrepreneurs are accessing from SMT/Kiva lenders. With this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, make more profit and consequently improve on their standard of living. The leader of this group is Yeabu. Yeabu is 35 and was born in northern Sierra Leone. She is married and has five children who attend primary school. Yeabu sells items such as fish, palm oil (the country’s most popular cooking oil), rice, etc. She has been a professional businesswoman for 15 years now. Yeabu has requested this loan in order to buy fish, palm oil, rice, etc. in bulk to add to her current stock. Also shown on the right of the photo is the loan officer Rosaline handing over the loan to the borrowers.